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Half of paradise [text (large print)] / James Lee Burke.

By: Burke, James Lee, 1936-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Waterville, Me. : Bath, England : Thorndike Press ; Chivers Press, 2001Description: 487 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0754090795.Subject(s): General fictionDDC classification:
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In this intense, fascinating story, Burke follows the lives of three young Louisiana men, each of whom finds himself in desperate circumstances. There's Avery Broussard, the last survivor of a family of once prosperous land owners, who has a weakness for alcohol; J.P. Winfield, a poor singer and guitar player who rises to fame as a country music star, only to be destroyed by drug addiction; and Toussaint Boudreaux, a black longshoreman who moonlights as a heavyweight boxer. The destinies of these men are tragically intertwined in this debut novel that showcases Burke's masterful and now-familiar style. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


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These titles, published throughout the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, represent Burke's early work before the creation of his now famous Cajun detective, Dave Robicheaux. Each features protagonists forced to make tough decisions that will forever change the paths of their lives (LJ 3/1/65, LJ 7/70, LJ 1/15/72). (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.